Powerful second-year sophomore defensive lineman... Entered starting lineup in final two games of 2013 Big 12 championship season, penciled as starting nose tackle heading into fall camp... Local phenom from Waco High School, former national top 200 recruit... Projected 2014 preseason All-Big 12 by Athlon (second team) and Phil Steele (third team)... Accomplished weightlifter, broke 22-year-old Texas prep state meet record with 2,010 pound effort (805 squat, 500 bench, 705 dead lift) in 2012 -- previous record was held by Mark Henry... Team-best 690-pound squat, team-best 400-pound clean lift... Timed at 4.97 in 40-yard dash.
2013 (True Freshman): Played in 11 of 13 games, started twice, as true freshman defensive tackle, one of five true freshmen on squad to play... Earned first career letter... Totaled 29 tackles (17 solo), 3.5 for loss of eight yards, and three QB hurries on season... Recorded at least one tackle in all 13 games... Saw first collegiate action in season-opening win over Wofford, but injured ankle, finished with two solo tackles as reserve... Sat out second game (Buffalo) while recuperating... Returned to action and had two-yard tackle-for-loss in backup role in win over ULM in third game... Did not play fourth game (West Virginia), but played final nine games of season, started final two... Made two stops and had career-first QB hurry in win over Iowa State in sixth game... Had three-yard TFL and two hurries in win vs. Texas Tech in ninth game... Entered starting lineup at DT in 12th game, historic win over No. 23 Texas that clinched Big 12 championship and school's first-ever BCS bowl berth, made then-career-high six tackles in first start... Set new career tackle mark in second start with 10 stops in Fiesta Bowl vs. No. 15 UCF.
High School: National top 200 local recruit and record-setting power-lifter from nearby Waco (Texas) High School... All-state defensive lineman played for head coaches Marty Herbst and Danny Ramsey at WHS... No. 158 overall national prospect on 247Sports.com's Top247 listing and No. 168 nationally on Rivals250 list... National position rankings among defensive tackles: No. 12 by Rivals.com, No. 12 by Scout.com, No. 12 by 247Sports.com, No. 13 (OG) by ESPN.com... Overall rank among Texas recruits: No. 18 by 247Sports.com, No. 18 by Austin American-Statesman's Fabulous 55, No. 23 by Rivals.com, No. 35 by ESPN.com and Waco Tribune-Herald (top 50)... Ranked fifth among in-state defensive tackles by Dave Campbell's Texas Football (first-team "All-Texas") and seventh by Dallas Morning News/SportsDay State Top 100... Led Waco to 9-4 record and 2012 DII regional quarterfinals as senior... Named first-team 2012 4A All-State and first-team 2012 All-District 8-4A lineman... Totaled 132 pancakes as senior... Also named first-team 2012 All-Super Centex and Super Centex Male Athlete of the Year by Waco Tribune-Herald... Helped Waco to 7-4 mark and 2011 DII bi-district finals as junior... Earned 2011 4A All-State honorable mention and first-team 2011 All-District 8-4A honors... Credited with 134 pancakes as junior... Named first-team 2011 All-Super Centex... Competed in power-lifting at WHS, broke 22-year-old Texas state meet record (previously owned by Mark Henry) with 2,010 pound effort (805 squat, 500 bench, 705 dead lift).
Personal: Son of Anthony and Sylvia Billings... Full name is Andrew Mitchell Billings... Born March 6, 1996, in Waco, Texas... Father played baseball at Paul Quinn... Mother ran track at Mary-Hardin Baylor... Majoring in communication studies.